@ tsantos, breakfast will be usually 2.5 cups of whole milk with a scoop of Muscle Milk. I will have this along with either 4 eggs + Monterrey jack cheese + pita bread OR a peanut butter sandwich (double stacker) with bananas and honey. I’ll have the customary protein shake with water post workout. I’ll have snacks throughout the day like a Quest bar, nutritional drink, cashews, granola bars, etc. I cap the day with that same 2.5 cups of milk with a scoop of Muscle Milk with dinner (usually consists of some form of white rice plus a meat/chicken/veggie dish).
I did deload (except for 1.1 since the weights were really small and we were given permission to skip the deload).
I start most of my workouts fine. I warm up on the treadmill for about 10 minutes and hop on. I am a little stressed these days, but I’m not sure how big of a factor that plays. Sleep is also fine.
@ StevenDragons, that seems to be the consensus here. Will start out with 4200 next week and see how my body adjusts.
@ Mattyb83, not exactly “scared to eat.” I do have to be mindful of my weight however. I didn’t mention that I also play basketball. While it’s not the highest priority in life anymore, I need to make sure I can still run up and down the court and display some level of athleticism. I bought a weight vest specifically for this program.
@ Beara33, I follow the program with the hopes of getting something out of it and I’m quite excited before each lifting session at the possibility of breaking a new RM. I don’t feel defeated exactly–more like stagnant and I now know why. Thank you for the encouragement.
@ Jim Wendler, duly noted. It was not out of refusal, but rather ignorance on my part. Your article did say to eat, however I was unsure how much of a caloric surplus I should be at. I will start at 4200 next week.
Thank you all for your constructive responses–I really appreciate it.
Do you guys suggest I repeat this program once I am done or try something else for a few weeks? As mentioned, I was planning on doing a hypertrophy phase and then getting right back at this.